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Biography

Before joining Northumbria in September 2015, Kanchana worked as a Research Assistant at University of Huddersfield and University of Salford, UK. She obtained her PhD from University of Salford and her doctoral research focused on investigating the ways of mainstreaming women into disaster risk reduction in the built environment. She earned a research studentship to commence her higher studies in University of Salford, UK after graduating from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a BSc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying. Kanchana has published a number of research papers in refereed journals and international conferences. 

Research interests

  • Disaster risk reduction and management in the built environment
  • Built Enviornment interventions in climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Digitalisation in the construction industry

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Construction Managment, PhD, University of Salford

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

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